Monica Black is a historian of modern Europe. Her research focuses on the cultural and social history of Germany, with an emphasis on the era of the World Wars and the post-1945 period. She earned her BA from UNC, Chapel Hill and her PhD from University of Virginia. Her book, Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. It received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History (2010) and the Hans Rosenberg Prize (2011). At UT-Knoxville, she offers graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of modern Europe and modern Germany, on historical methods and practices, and on the history of everyday life. She also teaches an advanced undergraduate research seminar called “The Supernatural: A Global History.” Before coming to Knoxville in 2010, she taught for three years at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and before that at the University of Virginia.